Vehicle Breakdown Cover

Get back on the road with the AA

Vehicle Breakdown Cover

Get back on the road with the AA

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Looking for quality breakdown cover at a reasonable price?

As the UK's number 1 in roadside assistance and recovery, the AA handle one breakdown every 9 seconds.

They've helped around 3.5 million people who've broken down in the past year. And of those AA members who've had call outs, 98% would recommend them.

If your car breaks down, here's what you can expect from the AA:

  • 24/7 roadside assistance 365 days a year
  • priority service for members in vulnerable situations
  • an average arrival time of 40 minutes
  • speedy roadside repairs: on average we aim to fix your car in less than 30 minutes
  • the AA's number one aim is to provide a repair at the roadside, rather than tow to a garage
  • the AA doesn't charge extra for labour at the roadside

Plus you'll get a fantastic range of benefits, which could help to save you the same as, or even more than, the cost of your membership.

With AA personal breakdown membership, you are covered 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day in any vehicle.

What types of car breakdown cover are out there?

With so many different types of breakdown cover and the level of cover included with each, we've broken down each one below so you can make an informed decision.

Roadside Assistance - this is a basic policy that will ensure your car is either fixed at the side of the road or tow it home or to a trusted garage

National Recovery - this is a more comprehensive type of cover that will also fix the issue at the roadside or tow you to a garage. It also includes taking you anywhere in the UK* so you won't be left with a travel bill

*always check your policy in case of any restrictions

Home Start - this is an additional feature to the basic cover so the provider will get your car going again at your home

Onward Travel Assistance - this type cover usually means that the provider will cover the cost of overnight accommodation and replacement car hire for 3 days if your car cannot be fixed. They usually also include travel on public transport

European Breakdown Cover - a well known and popular choice of cover for many of us in the UK. If you're driving abroad this type of cover is vital. It covers the cost of repairs and also getting you home. You can get cover for single trips or if you're an avid traveller you can opt for the annual policy

Multicar cover - if you've got more than one car in the household this policy is the one for you. It'll be cheaper than having individual policies for various vehicles